One day, four of us were sitting around in Khon Kaen (Thailand) when we decided to take a day trip across the border into Laos. I’d never been to Laos before, plus I needed to renew my visa, so I figured “why not”. Laos (also spelt “Lao”) is officially referred to as the “Lao People’s Democratic Republic”. Laos is located along the side of the Mekong river. The country is bordered by Burma and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the …

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Saint Thomas is part of the US Virgin Islands, which are located in the Caribbean. Other islands that make up the US Virgin Islands include Saint John, Saint Croix and Water Island. Saint Thomas has many islands around. And beautiful scenery from the ocean to the top of the hill. Today, millions of tourists from around the world flock to St Thomas. The main town centre consists of jewellery shops, jewellery shops, and… jewellery shops! The main reason for all …

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One thing I’ve noticed with New Zealand is that it can be quite difficult finding cheap short-term rental accommodation (as it can also be in Australia). By “short-term rental” I’m referring to stays of say, one or two weeks, to possibly several months (but less than the usual 6 to 12 months that most landlords require). This is in contrast to countries like Thailand, where many (if not most) accommodation providers offer rates for daily, weekly, and monthly stays. In New Zealand, your short-term rental options …

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Railay Beach is in the Krabi province in southeast of Thailand. Some people spell Railay Beach as “Railey Beach”, “Railee Beach”, or even “Raylee Beach”. Near Ao Nang in Krab, it is surrounded by many small beautiful islands. How to access to Railay Beach? Although Railay Beach is on the mainland, it is surrounded by limestone cliffs and isn’t accessible by road. Most people get to Railay by taking a boat from either Krabi, Koh Phi Phi, or Phuket. We …

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Antigua in the Caribbean

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Antigua was the first stop on our 10 night Caribbean cruise. Our ship arrived first thing in the morning and we could see the colourful view from a long way. The first thing I saw is the many colourful buildings located around the island. Some houses are painted more than two colours which gave me an idea of the character of the Caribbean. Once we’d disembarked from our ship, we were surrounded by taxi drivers/tour operators wanting our business. We …

 

Cayman Islands

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Cayman Islands is located in the Caribbean, south of the United States. It takes almost 10 hours to fly from London airport. This is my first time in the Cayman Islands but I hope it’s not my last! The reason I say this is that the Cayman Islands are among the most beautiful islands on earth. On Grand Cayman, the white sand beach called Seven Mile Beach is one place I can easily lie down all day watching the day …

 

Best Places in New Zealand

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Everybody says that New Zealand is a very beautiful country. That is definitely true. The pure, natural environmental is great. I could not believe it. My dream to visit New Zealand suddenly happened at 3pm on Friday, 14th of January 2011, when our plane landed at Auckland airport. January is the summer time in New Zealand. During this trip, we travelled around both the South Island and North Island, which took us about one month to complete. During that time we …

 

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

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Koh Phi Phi is located in the Krabi Province in Southern Thailand. This time we departed from Patong Beach in Phuket. Just bought a ticket from the agency. The ticket included pick up from our hotel in Patong, and the boat trip to Koh Phi Phi. Koh Phi Phi, also referred to simply as “Phi Phi”, is a beautiful tourist destination which consist of six islands. The largest island is Koh Phi Phi Don, which is the only inhabited island …

 

Accommodation in Australia

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There are many options for accommodation in Australia. Which option you choose will probably depend on your budget, and how long you intend to stay in Australia. While the price of accommodation in Australia can be different, depending on which part of Australia you stay, I hope to give you a general idea of what to expect. Here are some of the main options for accommodation in Australia: Share House Share house is not a bad idea if you are …

 

Cairns Australia and Things to Do

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Cairns is a tropical city, located in Far North Queensland, Australia. The climate is tropical and it is usually very warm and humid throughout most of the year. Being a tourist city, Cairns has a lot of visitors. Many people want to stay longer, probably because it’s such a relaxing place and has every thing you need. Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef is the main attraction for many tourists around the world. Not just because it beautiful but …